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The new Trojan horse: The HHS mandate and our religious liberty

The new Trojan horse: The HHS mandate and our religious liberty

| Father Timothy Cloutier | February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Unable to breach the walls of the City of Troy with a frontal assault, the Greek attackers constructed a giant horse and hid inside soldiers who would later, under cover of darkness, sneak out and open the gates of the city.

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Evangelizing through beauty

Evangelizing through beauty

| Father Robert Barron | February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his masterpiece “Brideshead Revisited,” Evelyn Waugh implicitly lays out a program of evangelization that has particular relevance to our time.

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An Alaskan cruise, a path to priesthood

An Alaskan cruise, a path to priesthood

| Christina Capecchi | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Matthew Bearth was 17 when he set out on an Alaskan cruise that changed the course of his life and led him to the seminary. Today the 20-year-old college junior loves to recount that northern voyage.

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Museum exhibit calls attention to treatment of bodies after death

Museum exhibit calls attention to treatment of bodies after death

| Dr. April Lind | February 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

We are wonderfully and fearfully made (Psalm 139:14). The human person, made in the image and likeness of God, is the only creature on earth that God willed for its own sake.

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Powering up for Lent

Powering up for Lent

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Post on Facebook. Send a tweet. Less than a month before Ash Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI has called on Catholics to get into social media.

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Reputation, the Hall of Fame and real character

Reputation, the Hall of Fame and real character

| John Garvey | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Not one baseball player was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. It was a shutout, only the second one in 40 years.

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Robust Christianity revolves around faith, hope and love

Robust Christianity revolves around faith, hope and love

| Father Robert Barron | January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

St. Paul famously tells the Corinthians that there are “three things that last: faith, hope, and love.” At this Pauline prompt, the Christian tradition has identified these three as the “theological” virtues, meaning those features that come as a unique gift from God and that serve as the structuring elements of a properly spiritual life.

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God is always with us, even when we don’t know it

God is always with us, even when we don’t know it

| Nancy Schulte Palacheck | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this Year of Faith we have been asked by Pope Benedict XVI to profess (profess the faith in its fullness and with conviction), celebrate (celebrate the faith, especially in the Eucharist) and witness (witness our faith to the world).

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C.S. Lewis inspires new generation of Christians

C.S. Lewis inspires new generation of Christians

| Jonathan Luxmoore | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Author of ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ expressed faith through his stories and imagination

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Gun control: What does the Church say?

Gun control: What does the Church say?

| Jason Adkins | January 17, 2013 | 8 Comments

While stricter gun laws are necessary, the bishops emphasize that they are not sufficient alone to curb gun violence

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Falling in love with a vocation

Falling in love with a vocation

| Sister Faith Marie Woolsey | January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

National Vocation Awareness Week is Jan. 13-19. The following reflection was first posted on the blog of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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